§ Mr. Cledwyn Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has considered the representations made by the Anglesey Borough Council, the Anglesey Community Health Council and other local authorities and public bodies about the fluoridation of water supplies in the island and if he will make a statement.198W
§ Mr. John Morris
Yes. They have not altered my opinion that fluoridation safely and effectively reduces tooth decay, particularly in children. I understand that the Gwynedd Area Health Authority is soon to decide its policy. The authority will no doubt consider the views of those opposed and those in favour of fluoridation in the light of recent expert advice of the Royal College of Physicians and of the views expressed by successive Health Ministers over the years.